Tomoe Nage

Stomach Throw

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Jessica and Laura demonstrate Tomoe Nage (Stomach Throw)


It is important to note the correct placement of the 'stomach' foot and althougn you can not see if properly here, that the supporting foot is placed inbetween Uki's legs and not in front of it.  Failure to observe this will result in Uki falling on top of Tori rather than going over as the Kuzushi will be incorrect.  It should also be noted that the 'stomach' foot acts as a pivot and Uki is guided over Tori through the use of the arms.  If the 'stomach foot' is used to try and propel Uki into the air they will not land correctly reducing the chance of an Ippon.


In this picture you can see the correct demonstration of almost a textbook Tomoe Nage.  As both Kuzushi and Tsukuri are correct, the chances of the Kake also being correct are significantly increased resulting in a good Nage.


Last Ditch

A lot of people try this throw as a last ditch attempt at scoring something in a contest that is not going as well as they hoped. Tomoe Nage however is a throw that requires a lot of practice to pull off as getting it wrong leaves the contestant lying on the floor vulnerable to a groundwork attack by his opponent. Further, it is important with any sacrifice throw that it is clear that you are intending to place yourself on the floor and that it is not the result of something the opponent has done (in which case you risk having points awarded against you).

The most common reasons for a failed Tomoe Nage is the contestant not inserting his foot deep enough in-between the opponents legs and 'sitting down' prior to placing the foot on the opponents abdomen or hip. In the case of the former the balance is wrong and the later, your intentions are telegraphed to your opponent and they can take easy evasive action.